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Dundas West Open Air Musuem
During the height of the Spanish flu pandemic, afflicted Norwegian artist Edvard Munch painted a pair of self-portraits. In the first, he sits alone in a chair beside his rumpled bed, bundled in a robe, blankets covering his legs. His face is drained of color and his mouth hangs open, as if gasping for breath. In the second, painted after his recovery, he lists, seemingly exhausted, toward the viewer.
In the context of the current state of isolation, recommended by public health officials across the globe due to COVID19, a new initiative has been launched through an alliance between local Canadian arts and health advocates, to create an arts-based health promotion initiative in response to the high demand for mental health support for families to cope during this difficult period that we face.
Malgré les distances qui séparent les Canadiens en ces temps de confinement, des initiatives pour les réunir virtuellement surgissent partout au pays. L’une d’entre elles est le projet de murale virtuelle numérique Create Hope | Créer l’espoir.
L’initiative consiste à compiler des interprétations visuelles du concept d’espoir. Elle s’adresse en premier lieu aux enfants qui, comme le reste du monde, sont en quarantaine pour une période indéterminée.
Le projet repose sur deux initiatives lancées par Rodrigo et Paola Ardiles Gamboa, frère et sœur, soit le Dundas West Public Museum de Toronto (géré principalement par l’ONG Creativo Arts) et la coopérative de promotion de la santé Bridge for Health basée à Vancouver. Le mot-clé avec lequel ils veulent faire résonner le projet au pays est #createhopemural.
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Dundas West Open Air Museum featured prominently today in “The Sun”, the UK’s widest read newspaper. See the full report here:
At Toronto’s newest museum on Dundas West, there’s no umbrella storage or coat checks, no half-priced admission or well-dressed security kindly requesting you don’t touch the art. Instead, the works are all there in the street, a patchwork of murals telling the story of what and who the neighbourhood is and will be. The dundaswest.museum is an open-air street art museum. And it’s Toronto’s first.
Through street art, Chileans and Canadians are celebrating creativity and diversity. Alongside local partners, the Embassy of Canada in Chile is showing that communities are stronger when we work together, respect our differences and give everyone the chance to participate.
Come together to celebrate the opening of the Dundas West Museum! When: Thursday June 13, 2019 at 6pm. Where: 1532 Dundas Street West at the Three Sisters Mural created by Tikay & Aner(one block west of Dufferin Street).Territorial acknowledgement & cultural presentation by the Kontirennanoron traditional women singers.RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
See the best images of community action from this years Dundas West Fest!
The design of this mural brought together a diverse group of Little Portugal residents to create a visual celebration of the contributions of the Portuguese community in Toronto.
Anabela Taborda from Little Portugal BIA and Cultural Agent Rodrigo Ardiles talk about the Dundas West Open Air Museum